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The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to mod ...more
Paperback, 910 pages
Published October 14th 1993 by Oxford University Press (first published September 11th 1993)
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sologdin
kickass little reference keyed to the NRSV. should annoy teabaggers.
Jeremiah
Apr 16, 2008 Jeremiah rated it did not like it
Who the heck am I as trans-amateur of Christian theology to criticize anything by the mighty Bruce Metzger (co-editor)? I just kept finding myself disagreeing over and over with the contributors to this anthology. On all of the essential, core doctrines to the faith all of the entries were from the far left, liberal side of the spectrum. On occasion there would be a short reference to a traditional view but not often. I kept reading the entries outloud to my wife and talking them over with her.. ...more
Jacob Aitken
1830s Germany called. They want their scholarship back. We had to read this at the liberal baptist college I went to. Some of the articles, despite themselves, are fairly decent. It does not engage in any interaction with critical sources that challenge its main theses.
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Apr 01, 2008 Joe Paulk rated it really liked it
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This is an excellent and exhaustive reference. There have been a few times, though, where what I was looking for either wasn't referenced or was too short. Of course, who wants a five thousand page companion?
Kevin
Nov 27, 2008 Kevin rated it liked it
so far, medium whoa, the folding of legends gilgamesh into old testament noah floods and the cascading of other conceptual battles into this non-singular form is decidedly ill but riveting
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Apr 16, 2009 Rob rated it it was amazing
Even in the day of the Net, this is still a handy book to have if you want to go beyond your Biblical studies, find a reference you don't understand, or simply quickly settle an argument.
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Bruce Manning Metzger (February 9, 1914 – February 13, 2007) was an American biblical scholar and textual critic who was a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Bible editor who served on the board of the American Bible Society and United Bible Societies. He was a scholar of Greek, New Testament, and New Testament textual criticism, and wrote prolifically on these subjects. Metz ...more
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